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Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Commends Appeals Decision on “Remain in Mexico” Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2020  Government Accountability Project Commends Appeals Decision on “Remain in Mexico” Policy U.S. Court of Appeals Halts Dangerous Immigration Policy  WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked the Trump administration’s “Migrant Protection Protocols,” (MPP) also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. The policy [...]

2020-02-28T20:40:08-05:00February 28th, 2020|Immigration, MPP, Press, Press release, Whistleblower Rights|

Sign-On: Congress Must Establish an Independent Immigration Court

United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Re: Congress Must Establish an Independent Immigration Court Dear Member of Congress: We, the undersigned international, national, state, and local immigration, civil rights, faith-based, government accountability, and labor organizations respectfully call on Congress to establish an immigration court system that is [...]

2020-02-20T09:56:03-05:00February 20th, 2020|Immigration, In The News, Letter, MPP|

NYTimes: Abolish Immigration Prisons

Note: this op-ed, featuring our clients' disclosures, was originally published here.  Abolish Immigration Prisons We should shut down these institutions, end the suffering they cause and redirect the money. Near Denver, migrants are locked inside a prison tucked into an industrial quarter. To the southwest, in the vast space between Phoenix and Tucson, they are [...]

2019-12-02T17:54:34-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Immigration, In The News, MPP|

Press Release: USCIS Union and Government Accountability Project Respond to USCIS Management’s Attempts to Intimidate Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2019 Contact: Andrew Harman Communications Director Government Accountability Project andrewh@whistleblower.org USCIS Union and Government Accountability Project Respond to USCIS Management’s Attempts to Intimidate Whistleblowers Recent publicly reported actions by USCIS management effectively and illegally stifle guaranteed whistleblower rights, say union, whistleblower protection organization WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees [...]

2019-11-26T21:52:52-05:00November 26th, 2019|Immigration, MPP, Press, Press release|

PRESS RELEASE: House Committee Holds Hearing on Humanitarian Concerns Resulting From Migration Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2019 House Committee Holds Hearing on Humanitarian Concerns Resulting From Migration Crisis Government Accountability Project Client Doug Stephens to Testify WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Friday, November 22, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations will hold a field hearing titled “Humanitarian [...]

2019-11-21T16:40:01-05:00November 21st, 2019|Immigration, MPP, Press release|

PRESS RELEASE: House Committee Holds Hearing on Implications of ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2019 House Committee Holds Hearing on Implications of ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Government Accountability Project Clients Submit Testimony in Hearing WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, November 19, the House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation and Operations of the House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing titled “Examining the Human Rights and [...]

2019-11-21T08:36:13-05:00November 20th, 2019|Immigration, MPP, Press, Press release|

PRESS RELEASE: Former Asylum Officer Blows Whistle on Harm to Immigrants Under MPP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2019 Former Asylum Officer Blows Whistle on Harm to Immigrants Under MPP Government Accountability Project Client Goes Public With Concerns  WASHINGTON – This week, former U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) asylum officer Douglas Stephens first spoke publicly about his decision to blow the whistle on the Trump administration’s Migrant [...]

2020-05-07T14:58:14-04:00November 18th, 2019|Immigration, MPP, Press release|

LA Times: Asylum Officers Rebel Against Trump Policies They Say Are Immoral And Illegal

This article, featuring our client Doug Stephens, was originally published here.  Asylum Officers Rebel Against Trump Policies They Say Are Immoral And Illegal It only took Doug Stephens two days to decide: He wasn’t going to implement President Trump’s latest policy to restrict immigration, known as Remain in Mexico. The asylum officer wouldn’t interview any [...]

2019-11-18T08:26:18-05:00November 15th, 2019|Immigration, In The News, MPP|

WaPo: In Scathing Manifesto, An Asylum Officer Blasts Trump’s Cruelty to Migrants

Note: this article, featuring our Senior Counsel Director of Education, Dana Gold, was originally published here. In a Scathing Manifesto, An Asylum Officer Blasts Trump's Cruelty to Migrants President Trump’s requirement that asylum seekers remain in Mexico while they await hearings in the United States is creating a new humanitarian crisis. Yet it isn’t generating nearly [...]

2019-11-14T16:28:54-05:00November 14th, 2019|Immigration, In The News, MPP|